12/04/2014

Lolita (1997) ****

What a beautiful and sad film. I love the book and I highly enjoy the Kubrick film (he's my favorite director), but I think I may just like this film version better. I think Jeremy Irons makes a better Humbert than James Mason and Dominique Swain is perfect as Dolores. Which isn't to say that Sue Lyon wasn't a great choice in the 1962 film, but it's my opinion that Carrol Baker rivaled her in a similar role in the film BABY DOLL. I will say that Shelley Winters was a better Charlotte though. Morricone's score is gorgeous as well and reminds me most of his ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA score.



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